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Plastic Surgery is Surging in America

Plastic Surgery is Surging in AmericaThe field of cosmetic surgery has been witnessing consistent growth over the last several years. Much of this demand is fueled by first-time patients, but a lot of people are also seeking additional procedures after having had a remarkable experience the first time. Publicity in the mainstream media as well as online and social media has contributed to a rising awareness and demand for aesthetic procedures.

Double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides state of the art cosmetic procedures to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.



Highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeons are able to produce outstanding results and achieve very high patient satisfaction rates. This has translated into a dramatic increase in demand for plastic surgery procedures over the last two decades. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) figures show that more than 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015 in the US.

This effectively comes to one procedure for every 16 adults, and the trend continues to grow further. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon receiving patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas.


Highlights from ASPS Data

The figures released by the ASPS show significant and continuing growth in the area of cosmetic surgery in the US.


Doubling of Demand

In 2000, a total of 7.4 million cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures were performed in the US. This number has jumped more than twice to 15.9 million procedures in 2015. This indicates a remarkable growth of 115 percent during this period.


Leading Minimally Invasive Procedures

Some of the most important growth trends in this field are seen in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Innovations have made these procedures more effective, less costly and involving a very quick recovery. The top five non-surgical aesthetic procedures in 2015 were as follows:

  • Botox: 6.7 million
  • Dermal Fillers: 2.4 million
  • Chemical Peels: 1.3 million
  • Laser Hair Removal: 1.1 million
  • Microdermabrasion: 0.8 million


Leading Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Breast implant surgery became the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US in 2015, followed by liposuction surgery. The top five procedures were ranked as follows:

  • Breast Augmentation: 279,143
  • Liposuction: 222,051
  • Nose Reshaping: 217,919
  • Eyelid Surgery: 203,934
  • Tummy Tuck: 127,967


Butt Implant Surgery Grows Fast

The fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedure in 2015 was butt implant surgery. The demand for buttock implants was negligible just a few years ago. By 2014, a total of 1,863 butt implants were performed in the country. This number quickly jumped to 2,540 procedures in 2015, representing phenomenal year-on-year growth.


Diverse Range of Procedures

While traditionally popular procedures such as facelift, breast implants and liposuction continue to hold fort, people are increasingly seeking a diverse range of procedures. Procedures in 2015 included the following:

  • Breast Lift: 99,614
  • Buttock Lift: 4,767
  • Lower Body Lift: 8,431
  • Upper Arm Lift: 4,959

Male cosmetic surgery procedures have also seen a growing acceptance in recent years.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here. Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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